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Official verification of certification
status of Certified Hand Therapist
(CHT) is available to all interested parties.



The Mary Kasch Hand Therapy Certification Scholarship provides opportunities for professional development by providing financial support to an OT/PT interested in pursuing certification in hand therapy.
  • Calling All CHTs!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jul 15, 2014

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission is conducting a Practice Analysis Survey of Certified Hand Therapists and we urge you to participate in this research. The results of the survey will be used to ensure that the CHT exam is a valid assessment of current practice, and will help define the scope of services provided by CHTs. The survey is being emailed this week, please watch for it in your email box and participate as soon as possible.

    Our testing consultants ProExam will be sending the email, please add to your address book or approved senders list. Also please check your spam mailbox to make sure it has not been quarantined.

    In appreciation for your participation, you will receive one hour of Continuing Education credit in Category G for completing the survey.


  • Congratulations New CHTs!

    by HTCC ADMIN | Jun 18, 2014

    The Hand Therapy Certification Commission congratulates the CHTs who passed the May 2014 Hand Therapy Certification Examination.

    These therapists have attained the CHT certification and are permitted to use the designated CHT mark following their name. Please congratulate these certified hand therapists for their commitment to professional excellence in hand therapy. To view a list of therapists who passed the May 2014 Examination please click here.

  • AMP CHT Exam Candidate Experience Video

    by HTCC ADMIN | Apr 15, 2014

    Please click here to watch a short video designed for CHT examination candidates which provides an overview of computer-based testing procedures. We hope this video will increase your comfort level by outlining the process leading up to the test administration and letting you know what to expect on your testing day.

  • Exam Prep Panel Outlines Available to Download

    by HTCC ADMIN | Mar 26, 2014

    HTCC hosted an Exam Preparation panel at the 2014 Philadelphia Hand Symposium. Please click here to download the panelist's outlines. Outlines of past Exam Prep panels are available with a paid subscription to the Hand Therapy Resource Center


Who is a Certified Hand Therapist?

A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. In addition, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.



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2014 Exams
May 5-10
November 3-8

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Courses range from CE courses, Certification Programs, Fellowship and Independent Study.